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Video: Specialist search dogs start work at woodland at Ufford in Luke Durbin inquiry

PUBLISHED: 16:11 07 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:11 07 March 2014

Police dogs brought from the Met in London search the wooded area in Ufford.

Police dogs brought from the Met in London search the wooded area in Ufford.

Specially-trained dogs were today brought in to search woodland where a bone was found as part of the inquiry into missing Hollesley teenager Luke Durbin.

Police forensic investigators wait while police dogs brought from the Met in London search the wooded area in Ufford on FridayMarch 7 where a human bone was found.Police forensic investigators wait while police dogs brought from the Met in London search the wooded area in Ufford on FridayMarch 7 where a human bone was found.

Police and forensic officers are combing the wood at Ufford following the discovery of a three-inch bone part, which has now been sent off to a laboratory for testing.

Detectives continue to stress they do not know at this stage whether it is from a male or female, how old the person was, or how far it dates back.

The specialist dog team was brought in from the Metropolitan Police today to see if any further pieces of bone similar to that discovered on February 21 can be found.

The dogs arrived this morning and are expected to spend much of the day with their handlers working at the site, looking for remains.

Detective Superintendent John Brocklebank, the man leading the inquiry said: “We have done all the areas we have identified as anomalies. The search team and forensic archaeologist have excavated to a depth in some places and in some others they have removed the top of the soil.

“I would estimate it will be between two weeks to possibly three weeks before we know the results of the DNA test and other tests on the bone we have found.”

The last confirmed sighting of Mr Durbin was in Ipswich on early on May 12, 2006, following a night out.

However, police said they believe he may have been seen in a car near the Turban Centre in Woodbridge the following day.

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